Did Sebelius really say Obama didn’t know about issues with the website before implementation?

Sebelius did say that Obama was made aware on the first day that there were problems with the website, however when Sanjay Gupta presses her on whether or not the White House had concerns about the Obamacare website before implementation, Sebelius started making excuses about not having five years to create a website:

CNN HOST: The President did say he that he was angry about this and do you know when he first knew that there was a problem?

SEBELIUS: Well I think it became clear fairly early on, the first couple of days.

CNN HOST: So not before that though?


CNN HOST: Not before Oct. 1, there was no concern at that point in the White House or at HHS?

SEBELIUS: I think that we talked about having testing going forward and if we had an ideal situation and could have built a product in a five year period of time, we probably would have taken five years. We didn’t have five years and certainly Americans that rely on health coverage didn’t have five years to wait. We wanted to make sure we made good on this final implementation of the law. And again people can sign up…

Perhaps Obama found out there were problems after implementation, but based on her last answer it sounds like the White House may have had concerns that there would be problems before implementation.

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